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  • Locations: Cotopaxi, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 09/01/2017
Rolling Admission 10/06/2017 10/15/2017
Spring 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission 02/09/2018 02/17/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Architecture, Design and Construction Department/School: Building Science
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): 2) Scott Kramer,, Alan Bugg,, Wesley Collins,
Majors: Building Science Majors Student Level: G-Graduate, JR-Junior, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.8 Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:


Building Science Program in Ecuador

BSCI 5960: Construction in Culture - Ecuador


Auburn Building Science students will participate in a Service Learning Study Abroad class to Quito, Ecuador. While in Ecuador, BSCI students will work on a construction site assisting local builders using technology common for third world countries. Students also have an opportunity to visit the “Middle of the World” at the Equator and hiking in the Andes mountains.  All BSCI students who are in the professional program are eligible to participate. Please attend one of the information sessions in the M. Miller Gorrie Center for more information and/or email Professor Scott W. Kramer, Ph.D., at

Check out the AU Featured Story about the 2013 Building Science Program in Ecuador.


Only Building Science students in the Professional Program may apply.


Fall 2017

The class will take place during fall semester 2017. The travel portion will be October 6 - 15, 2017, and BSCI students will receive 3 credit-hours for BSCI 5960/6960: Construction in Culture - Ecuador.

Spring 2018

The class will take place during spring semester 2018. The travel portion will be February 9 - 18, 2018, and BSCI students will receive 3 credit-hours for BSCI 5960/6960: Construction in Culture - Ecuador.


Quito, Ecuador



If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.